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dtk913 04-11-2009 04:59 PM

What would your strategy be?
The forcast for opening day here in southern Iowa. Light to steady rain, 40 degrees, 15-20 mph NE wind. I am thinking field edges in my blind.


JW 04-11-2009 05:04 PM

RE: What would your strategy be?
Is what I would do and if you can Scout and be where the Turkeys wanna be - I sat a field edge my opening in TN and it rained most the day - could have shot a jake.

In GA one morning we had lightning - bad - so we sat in the truck and just as soon as that light show had passed and I knew it was over - I left the truck and headed to my blind - that morning it was to quit raining. I got to the blind at 6:15 and sat till little after 8:00 am before I even made one call - but when the rain stopped and I touched my call the second time - the woods came alive!

Called in about 10 Jakes - to which I let go - did have one drummin and spitin at me but he never entered the front of my blind - so he won!

Was really cool!


kdsberman 04-11-2009 07:03 PM

RE: What would your strategy be?
I like your strategy as is. I will add one thing, PATIENCE.

JW 04-11-2009 07:07 PM

RE: What would your strategy be?
Good one KB - patience was te reason I held off callin almost 2 hours - the time was not right - the right time was when any rain is done - wait a few and the woods will come alive.


kdsberman 04-11-2009 07:15 PM

RE: What would your strategy be?

Remember, the turkeys ARE there. Just cuz its raining doesnt mean theyre gone.

Also, something I always keep in mind no matter how the weather is... they might not gobble and could be within 20 yards of you and you might not even notice.

Howler 04-12-2009 09:41 AM

RE: What would your strategy be?
Rain doesn't stop mother nature, they want to and need to breed. Less gobbling is expected during rain, but ya gotta be out there.
If you're using a blind, and have seen turkeys using a field to feed and breed in on a regular basis, set the blind up right in the middle of the field that you expect them to show up in, and sit tight.

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